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Harley-Davidson Gets $3 Million Relief Over Emissions Fine

The settlement has been reached over Harley-Davidson selling aftermarket Screamin' Eagle "super tuners" since 2008 which caused too much pollution.

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Harley-Davidson asked to pay $12 million fine

Highlights

  • The 2016 case also included $3 million additional expenses for Harley
  • New order drops the 2016 requirement for Harley to spend $3 million more
  • "Super tuners" sold by Harley violated emission & pollution regulations

Harley-Davidson has been asked to pay a $12 million civil penalty and discontinuing the sale of aftermarket "super tuners" that overrode electronic pollution and emissions controls on motorcycles. In a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was entered into in 2016, Harley-Davidson said it agreed to pay a fine and not sell tuning products unless they are approved by the EPA or California Air Resources Board. The new order dropped an earlier requirement from 2016 that Harley-Davidson spend an additional $3 million to reduce air pollution.

Also Read: Harley To Pay $12 Million Fine Over Motorcycle Emissions

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The issue is with Harley-Davidson's "super tuners" which overrode electronic emission and pollution control equipment on Harley bikes

In 2016, Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine, and stop selling illegal after-market devices that caused its vehicles to emit too much pollution. Harley had also agreed to spend about $3 million to retrofit or replace wood-burning appliances with cleaner stoves to offset excess emissions. After four years of negotiations, a US judge has approved the settlement, despite widespread objections from environmental groups and a group of ten states, including New York, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, Washington and Massachusetts.

Also Read: Harley-Davidson To Streamline New Model Strategy

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Harley-Davidson has argued that since 2016 it only sold tuners certified by the CARB, and destroyed earlier polluting tuners returned by dealers

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Harley-Davidson did not admit liability in the original case, and argued that the 3,40,000 "super tuners" the company had sold since 2008 were designed to be used in competition, and not road-going motorcycles. In fact, Harley-Davidson says that since 2016, it only sold tuners certified by the California Air Resources Board and halted sale of the tuners in question and destroyed tuners returned by dealers. Harley-Davidson said in filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has accrued funds to pay the penalty and it will not adversely affect the company's financial condition.

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